Nutrition, Tips

If you’ve trained with me before you’ll know this already but I am so pleased to see and hear that fat is FINALLY getting some good press!

For years we have been bombarded with low fat this and reduced fat that but at what cost? At a cost of these so called fat free foods laden with sugar and other processed nasties in place of the fat. It is ludicrous that good fats like avocados, hemp oils and nuts have been given a bad wrap.

If you haven’t heard, it was finally confirmed in the mainstream media last week the news we already knew and live by.Dietary fat does not affect cholesterol, there are no link between heart problems and fat and essentially, FAT does not make you FAT!

I have been saying this for decades and living by the principles that good fats are good for you and adopting a diet high in whole foods and a variety of nutrients is the way to live your life. Quit counting calories and start counting nutrients!

Since the days of our caveman ancestors, fat has played a pivotal role in our diets. Sugar has not. Now proven to be more addictive than cocaine, sugar is responsible for a whole host of health problems including an increase in Type II Diabetes. We need fat in our diets and the people who see me for the first time, when I chat through their usual eating habits we discover that they’re usually not eating enough of the good fats.

So, just what are good fats? I’m not saying you can head out and eat lumps of butter and cheese, or stuff yourself on biscuits and cake. No. Good fats include the following;

– Avocados
– Coconut oil
– Hemp oil
– Extra virgin olive oil
– Oily fish
– Grass fed meats
– Nuts
– Nut butters
– Organic unsalted butter
– Eggs
– Olives
– Flaxseed

The trick is to avoid processed fats and oils like sunflower oil, vegetable oil, margarine, and any hydrogenated and trans fats found in processed junk foods (these last two are the real nasties!).

Whether you join a Group Personal Training Course, start a one-to-one training package with me, start my B-Fit B-Fabulous 21 Day Weight Loss Plan or meet me for a *FREE B-Fit session, I’ll chat through my tried and tested methods and success stories when it comes to nutrition. The bottom line is that I will teach you how to enjoy REAL foods for life. Real foods will give you the essential vitamins, minerals and macro nutrients you need to lose weight, drop body fat, have more energy, sleep better and feel healthier and happier in yourself.

Right, I’m off for my favourite quick lunch (full of good fats of course!)…  2 poached eggs, on toasted rye bread with a blob of butter, a pile of spinach, tomatoes, an avocado and a glug of hemp oil.

Gaynor x

*Want to arrange a FREE B-Fit session? Drop me a text 07748 298728 or email limited availability. 

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